WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: New case against Casey Carlstedt; plus, car-prowl reader report

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reports this afternoon:

NEW CASE AGAINST CASEY CARLSTEDT: “The defendant’s behavior appears to be spiraling out of control.” That’s what a prosecutor wrote in the most recent charge filed against 24-year-old Casey Carlstedt – in connection with a case that WSB readers helped solve.

We first mentioned Carlstedt in February, when he was charged in connection with a driving-related incident in The Junction.

Now he’s been charged in another incident that also was originally reported here – the case of the bicycle stolen from Doug‘s car in North Delridge on November 28th while he was inside his house getting his child, recorded on video:

Carlstedt is charged with stealing Doug’s bicycle, and the police-report narrative in the charging documents mentions Doug’s original report here, as well as what unfolded in the comments:

A reader spotted the bicycle at Westwood Village the next day and published this comment with a photo. Doug subsequently retrieved it, though the suspect got away.

The court documents go on to say that Carlstedt was identified with the help of yet another WSB commenter who recognized him and told police his family lived on the south side of The Junction.

Carlstedt has been back in the King County Jail since March 7th, three weeks before the bike-theft charge was filed. Online records show he was arrested in The Junction and cited for harassment, and the jail register shows he is also held in connection with four other misdemeanor cases – reckless driving, theft, two “driving with a suspended license” incidents – plus the felony 2nd-degree-theft charge involving the stolen bicycle, with a total bail amount set at $23,000. The March booking was the 13th time he had been booked into the jail in less than 11 months.

Also in Crime Watch today, a reader report:

CAR BREAK-IN: Willie says his car was broken into on Pigeon Point last night, in the 3900 block of 19th SW [map], with camping equipment and motocross gear stolen: “A large MSR tent known as the board room was taken along with 2 large SealLine dry bags, one green and one yellow, along with a smaller black seal line dry bag. A 2 burner camp chef stove. and a large black duffel with Fox armor and a twice-worn pair of mx boots inside, as well as miscellaneous other camping gear and essentials.” If you have any information, or spot any of the stolen items, you can call police and refer to incident number 2017-903230.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: New case against Casey Carlstedt; plus, car-prowl reader report"

  • Carmine Pascucci April 11, 2017 (5:47 pm)

    13th booking in 11 months. Can we ever take this kind of person off the streets? This is unacceptable. I know Seattle is ultra liberal and all but this person needs incarceration. What is wrong with this picture? And I am trying to bite my tongue on why we should not break his legs.

    • Swede. April 12, 2017 (6:43 am)

      My reaction to for such a huge amount! Sadly this is probably what the police have to deal with everyday… They must get pretty tired and frustrated with dealing with the same people over and over and over again. 

  • JeffK April 12, 2017 (8:57 am)

    I suggest public shaming for these types, revolving-door prison doesn’t seem to do much.  Medieval-style stockade at the SW corner of Alaska/California.

  • Mark April 12, 2017 (12:17 pm)

    As a person who has a bike stolen this revolving door sucks.  Why can’t society make these criminals accountable!  Coddling is stupid, litter clean up duties and restitution are needed

  • Al April 12, 2017 (12:22 pm)

    Jeff, I agree!!

  • Alex April 17, 2017 (12:44 pm)

    Good thing the city attorney stopped prosecuting driving with a suspended license cases. Because we all know guys like this deserve chance after chance after chance after chance.

    And we all know Seattle’s streets are getting safer by the day. 

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